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General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction History Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: 1963 in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Illinois Connection

McGinty lives in Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Alice B. McGinty is the award-winning author of over forty children's books. She writes and publishes fiction, non-fiction and poetry for children. She is also a Writing Coach, Instructor and Book Reviewer. She teaches writing classes regularly through Urbana Adult Education and takes on clients as a writing coach, critiquing their work and helping them improve their skills. Her book review column appears every third Sunday in the Living Section of the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette.

Currently, she is the Co-Regional Advisor of the Illinois Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

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